Our skin begins to lose its youthful glow as we age. Collagen is the protein under our skin that produces its healthy, non-wrinkled appearance. Unfortunately, collagen production decreases as we get older. It’s also affected by UV rays, an unhealthy diet and exposure to pollutants.
A Vi Peel is a clinical-grade chemical peel that removes the top layer of skin, thereby exposing the younger, healthier layer underneath. This is a quick procedure that is usually performed in a doctor’s office with very little downtime. The Vi Peel is different from laser treatments in that it only requires one session. It’s also less expensive and less painful than traditional laser treatments.
During a Vi Peel
Unlike other chemical peels, a Vi Peel doesn’t require skin preconditioning. A nurse or certified aesthetician applies the solution to the skin and allows it to set. The application itself takes about 30 minutes. The solution usually remains on the face for up to five hours. The patient is then sent home with a post-peel kit and instructions on how to gently remove the solution.
Skin can appear slightly red after treatment. It begins to peel after three days, and the peeling will last for an additional two to three days. The Vi Peel is virtually painless.
After a Vi Peel
Makeup is not recommended while the skin is peeling. A moisturizer (some will be provided for you) can be applied to diminish the appearance of peeling skin. It is also best to stay out of the sun during the peeling process.
The Vi Peel is the latest skin treatment used to combat the signs of aging. Many people love this procedure so much, they have it done three to four times a year!